Packaging waste equals to about one-third of all trash, costing governments billions of dollars each year in disposal expenses. Bored Panda has collected a set of images, proving this huge contributor to the global waste crisis could be reduced significantly.


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Packaging solutions often become the subjects of heated debates. While the eco-minded consumers want it to be as minimal as possible (meaning, fully recyclable), manufacturers often fire back that they don't want their products to start decomposing in the store or become an easy target to shoplifters. And while some of their arguments have reasons behind them, a lot of the time packaging is needlessly excessive. Do we really need a pill to be wrapped in three layers of plastic? Or, better yet, casings for coke cans? Scroll down to learn why we really need to rethink packaging and vote for the worst or most ridiculous images!

#1 If Only Nature Would Find A Way To Cover These Oranges So We Didn't Need To Waste So Much Plastic On Them

If Only Nature Would Find A Way To Cover These Oranges So We Didn't Need To Waste So Much Plastic On Them

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Steve 1 month ago

whilst this certainly seems is a complete waste of packaging for most, there are a lot of peole out there with chronic arthritis and other disablilities that makes peeling fruit either incredibly difficult, extremely painful or both. Opening a small plastic tub is nothing compared to peeling an orange, so this sort of thing is a God-send for them.

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#4 The Amount Of Packaging For This One Single Pill

The Amount Of Packaging For This One Single Pill

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stellermatt 1 month ago

and it says 'non drowsy', i'm guessing you'll at least be a little tired after working through all that so not sneeze at the flowers.

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#6 This Is Just Plain Ridiculous

This Is Just Plain Ridiculous

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stellermatt 1 month ago

you might say... it's.... coco-nuts! a-hahahaha...

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#7 Amazon, I Don't Think The Box Was Big Enough

Amazon, I Don't Think The Box Was Big Enough

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stellermatt 1 month ago

yeah, they could've used one of those envelope packaging things for this.

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#8 I Ordered 5lbs Of Sugar Free Jelly Belly's Online... They Arrived Individually Wrapped! Why?

I Ordered 5lbs Of Sugar Free Jelly Belly's Online... They Arrived Individually Wrapped! Why?

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Bella Smith 1 month ago

who has that much time and how would program a machine to do that or even deem it worth creating a machine in the first place

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#10 Single Wrapped Potatoes

Single Wrapped Potatoes

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stellermatt 1 month ago

water proof potatoes! the irish could've used these...

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